Cristiano Ronaldo moth becomes unlikely star of Euro 2016 final

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When Cristiano Ronaldo realised his Euro 2016 had come to a premature end, there was not a person in the world who could have made him feel better.

Luckily, a friendly moth was on hand to ease the pain. Yes, Dimitri Payet managed to tweak the 31-year-old's knee in the opening minutes of the Euro 2016 final.

Ronaldo attempted to play on but it was clear from the moment he stood up that he was not going to last. He went down again and the camera zoomed in on his teary face.

Enter the moth.

The Stade de France had been littered with the little critters prior to kick off after some cleverclogs left the floodlights on throughout the day. It was like something out of the bible.

One of them landed on Ronaldo's nose and just the perfect time and the strange society that we live in has allowed it to become an internet sensation, complete with myriad Instagram accounts.

Take a look at some of the best tweets below:

Away from Mothball, Portugal actually went on to win the European Championships after striker Eder gave them a 1-0 lead in extra time.

No one was more vociferous in the closing stages than Ronaldo, who stood alongside manager Fernando Santos on the touchline to see them home. 

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